May 16, 2013
Journal of Commerce Update for the week of May 20th, 2013
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of May 20th, 2013.
The B.C. Liberal party led by Premier Christy Clark have swept to power for a fourth consecutive term. The Liberals came from behind in the polls to seize a substantial majority, and reaction to the win in the construction industry has been generally favorable.
Trevor Grubb has spoken out against the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association, who alleged he recruited union apprentices on the British Columbia Institute of Technology campus. Grubb is demanding an apology and calls the story a “complete fabrication.”
A construction union leader is accusing an Edmonton-based contractor of importing foreign workers to a job-site in Winnipeg without meeting the federal government’s requirements to advertise in the local market and ensure there are not available Canadians.
The Journal of Commerce is also covering the $500,000 restoration project for Morinville, Alberta’s historic St. Jean Baptiste Church.
Guest columns next week include Southern Interior Construction Association COO Bill Everitt on tendering and Harry Jenkins on recruitment challenges in British Columbia.
This week’s feature video is an interview with Mike McKenna from the British Columbia Construction Safety Alliance.
Over 1,900 students competed in more than 60 trades at the recent Ontario Technological Skills Competition held at RIM Park in Waterloo, Ont.
Edmonton has traditionally been dominated by car traffic, but recently efforts have been made to improve the city transit system and, through transit-oriented development, to create neighbourhoods and destinations that are integrated with transit.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of May 13th, 2013.
One of the highlights of the 2013 Ontario budget is a three-year, $35-billion commitment toward public infrastructure.
The City of Calgary's ambitious Airport Trail Tunnel project is a 620 metre tunnel that will run under the new Calgary International Airport runway and will extend Airport Trail from Barlow Trail to 36 Street N.E.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of May 6th, 2013.
On April 26 dignitaries, labour and business leaders, workers and their families converged on the lit Olympic flame outside the Vancouver Convention Centre to commemorate those who lost their lives while at work.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of April 29th, 2013.